Mamburao

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Mamburao
Municipality
National road in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.jpg
Official seal of Mamburao
Seal
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Mamburao
Map of Occidental Mindoro showing the location of Mamburao
Mamburao is located in Philippines
Mamburao
Mamburao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°13′N 120°36′E / 13.217°N 120.600°E / 13.217; 120.600Coordinates: 13°13′N 120°36′E / 13.217°N 120.600°E / 13.217; 120.600
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA
Province Occidental Mindoro
District Lone District of Occidental Mindoro
Founded 1955
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Voltaire Anthony C. Villarosa
Area[2]
 • Total 283.51 km2 (109.46 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 39,237
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5106
Dialing code 43
Income class 2nd Class; Partially Urban
Website mamburao.gov.ph

Mamburao is a second class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. It is the capital of Occidental Mindoro. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,237 people and has 20,344 registered voters (2010).[2][3]

History[edit]

Mamburao was settled by the Moro people and was one of their strongholds in the island of Mindoro. The settlement was the first one to be visited in Mindoro by the Spaniards. In January 1, 1560, Miguel López de Legazpi sent a fleet of 15 boats from Panay which was led by his grandson Juan de Salcedo to conquer the Muslim town. Another expedition was sent to Mamburao, led by Salcedo and Martin de Goiti with the intent of establishing Spanish presence in Mindoro.[4]

Christianity was propagated in Mamburao and the town was placed under the third convent district based in Calavite. Mamburao was subjected to invasion and piracy by Muslims between the 17th and 18th centuries. Mamburao was made into a pirate haven by Muslims, who used it as base of their piracy operations against coastal towns in Mindoro, Luzon and Visayas. In the late 19th century, Mamburao saw an influx of Ilocano and Tagalog immigrants.[4]

Near the end of the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, the settlement of Sablayan was incorporated to Mamburao as a barrio. In 1905 Paluan and Abra de Ilog was likewise incorporated under Act 1280. Abra de Ilog, Paluan and Sablayan were later carved out from Mamburao as separate municipalities. Another barrio of Mamburao, Santa Cruz, was also made into a separate municipality.[4]

Mamburao was designated as capital of Occidental Mindoro when the island province of Mindoro was divided into two separate province in June 13, 1950; Oriental and Occidental Mindoro.[4]


Barangays[edit]

Mamburao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2] The eight (8) barangays are found in the population created under P.D. 86 and the seven (7) are outside the poblacion area.

Barangay Urban/Rural Population (2010)[3]
Balansay
Rural
6,137
Fatima (Tii)
Rural
1,819
Payompon
Urban
10,656
San Luis (Ligang)
Rural
1,448
Talabaan
Rural
2,383
Tangkalan
Rural
2,157
Tayamaan
Rural
6,826
Poblacion 1 (Barangay 1)
Urban
310
Poblacion 2 (Barangay 2)
Urban
2,127
Poblacion 3 (Barangay 3)
Rural
266
Poblacion 4 (Barangay 4)
Rural
831
Poblacion 5 (Barangay 5)
Rural
416
Poblacion 6 (Barangay 6)
Rural
668
Poblacion 7 (Barangay 7)
Urban
2,092
Poblacion 8 (Barangay 8)
Urban
1,101

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mamburao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,781 —    
1995 25,627 +3.09%
2000 30,378 +3.71%
2007 34,487 +1.77%
2010 39,237 +4.81%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Transportation[edit]

Motorized tricycles are a common mode of transportation in Mamburao. Mamburao Airport serves charter flights although Philippine Airlines used to schedule regular flights at the airport.[5]

Local government[edit]

Bird's eye view of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

Elected officials May 2010–May 2013:

  • Mayor: Voltaire Anthony Villarosa
  • Vice Mayor: Angelina F. Tria
  • Sangguniang Bayan:
    • Dulce Recaido
    • Asuncion Villar
    • Alberto Alastre
    • Raul Masangkay
    • Ma. Dolores Calabio
    • Noli Olfato
    • Silverio Cascalla
    • Manuelino Cosuco

Ex Officio Members:

  • ABC President: Meliton Benasas
  • SK Federation President: Jenny Villar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: OCCIDENTAL MINDORO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "History". The Municipality of Mamburao. Mamburao Philippines. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Transportation". The Municipality of Mamburao. Mamburao Philippines. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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